We blinked and suddenly found ourselves in the thick of summer. Let's make this the best one ever. Here’s absolutely everything you should do in July, August and September (summer technically lasts until September 22 this year).

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July

Perfect Your Fake Tan  
Everyone who values a faux glow knows that no one leaves you looking better than Kari Lord at Simply Glowing. Although based in Southlake, she works out of ERA Salon on Oak Lawn Avenue on Thursdays to appease her Dallas clientele (like blogger Courtney Kerr).

Mature Your Palate
If you have yet to attend a cheese tasting at Scardello Artisan Cheese, now is your chance. There is even an upcoming patio cheese and wine class happening on July 22. These classes sell out quickly, so grab your gal pals and sign up ASAP.

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Watch an Outdoor Movie
Whether you head to Fort Worth to hit up the Coyote Drive-In or opt for an event like the July 23 Movie Night on the Bridge (presented by the City of Dallas and Verde Energy), nighttime in Texas is the right time to be outdoors.

Take a Class  
Dallas creatives will flock to the Flea Style Summit on July 30, while aspiring bloggers are attending the free weekly Blogger’s Collective meet-up for advice, how to’s and a little inspiration.

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Road Trip to the Grove
If you fancy yourself a foodie, chances are you have heard rumblings of an amazing new eatery outside of Tyler called The Grove Kitchen & Gardens. Grab your most spontaneous friend and make the hour-and-a-half drive to this made-from-scratch mecca serving Haute Goat Creamery parfaits, chicken and waffles, and avocado toast for a bangin' brunch.

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August

Find a Splash Pad
Look no further than the water works at Klyde Warren Park. Dogs, kids and parents alike are splashing around in the middle of the city to get a little break from the scorching temperatures.

Walk Around White Rock Lake
Whether you are taking your dog for a stroll or hopping on a kayak and zipping around the water, this is the epicenter for outdoor activity when the weather is nice. Warning: Bring bug spray. 

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Indulge in a Sweet Treat
Joy Macarons recently opened a second shop on Greenville Avenue, and with that, rolled out an epic take on an ice-cream sandwich. We dare you to not squeal like a child when you bite into one of these macaron-ice cream treats that make summer even sweeter.

RELATED: Dallas’s Best Ice Cream, Ranked

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Go to a Museum
Take advantage of the less-than-normal crowds at the local art museums and attend a limited-time showing. For example, the closing day of Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty at the Dallas Museum of Art on August 15.

Go to a Concert
Literally hundreds of concerts take place in Dallas every summer, and this year we think the best of the best happens on August 27, when Coldplay comes to AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Attend a Dallas Cowboys Preseason Game
Check out the boys at their first preseason home game on August 19 versus the Miami Dolphins. 

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September

Dine Alfresco
When September rolls around, you can actually step outside again. We love this dreamy patio at Mercat Bistro, which will instantly transport you to the streets of Paris. Swoon!

RELATED: Dallas’s 10 Best Patios for Outdoor Drinking

Brewery-Hop with Friends
Whether you start at Community Beer CompanyFour Corners Brewing CompanyDeep Ellum Brewing Company or Lakewood Brewing Company, you can’t go wrong as long as you hit all of them by day’s end.

Attend a Charity Event
Regardless of what your interests are, you can find a way to support a great cause while getting a great night of entertainment in return. In September, we have our eyes on Harvest, benefiting the North Texas Food Bank, and the Jerry Seinfeld show benefiting CitySquare.

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Take a Dinner Cruise
For a city without a coast, we sure have a lot of options for getting out on the water. Check out Lake Lewisville on a Big D Cats catamaran. Most cruises include food, nonalcoholic beverages and music. You can also rent one of those bad boys for a private party, because this has been one epic summer. 

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